Sep 30, 2008 — Artwork by a Mohawk teen is part of a year-long traveling art show. Massena ninth grader Katsitsiaroroks Mitchell won a first place prize in the Native American Student Artist Competition this year. The contest is sponsored by the federal office of Indian Education. The theme this year is "Circle of Empowerment: Education, Language, Culture, Tradition." Her drawing, titled "The Gathering," will be on display at the Smithsonian Institution. St. Lawrence County Arts Council Director Hilary Oak spoke with Katsitsiaroroks Mitchell and her art teacher, Robin LaCourse. Go to full article
Assemblyman Chris Ortloff and sawmill owner Pat Mitchell testify in Albany. Photo provided by Ortloff's office.
Dec 12, 2002 — State officials in Albany have agreed to allow the use of rough cut lumber in construction projects. Without the change to state building codes, made on Wednesday, hundreds of small sawmills in the North Country would have been forced to shut down. Brian Mann has our story. Go to full article